Nutty Honey Lip Balm

I’ve been in a lip balm making mood lately, so I sat down to browse through my drawers of butters and fixed oils for inspiration. I pulled ingredients that interested me out of the drawers, looked at the ingredients I had picked and then started working on a lip balm formulation containing these ingredients.

Here are some of the reasons I picked the ingredients I did.

Candelilla Wax = I haven’t made a lip balm with Candelilla Wax and I wanted to see how it turned out.
Tamanu Oil = I wanted to use the Tamanu Oil because I love the soft, dewy feel on my skin and the plumping appearance that it can give.
Cranberry Seed Oil = I chose Cranberry Seed Oil since it contains fair amounts of both Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, naturally occurring tocopherols, and high unsaturated profile. (All of which is fantastic for helping skin stay moisturized.)
Castor Oil = I picked the Castor Oil to give the lip balm some gloss.
Rice Bran Oil = I wanted to make a lip balm that contained lip balm because I like the feel of it on my skin. (Massage therapists do too!)
Shea Oil = I selected the Shea Oil for the luxurious factor that it can contribute to a lip balm.
Green Tea Butter = I wanted to use the Green Tea Butter because I haven’t used it very often and I thought that it would be a fun ingredient to use.
Soy Butter = I don’t know anyone who likes grainy lip balms, so I added Soy Butter to help make sure I would have a smooth lip balm.
Cupuaçu Butter = I didn’t want to use Cocoa Butter in this lip balm and I had a jar of the Cupuaçu Butter that was calling my name ever so pleadingly.
Vitamin E Acetate = I added an antioxidant to this collection of oils to allow my lip balm to last longer.
Honey Flavor Oil = This flavor was picked to accent the nutty flavor of the lip balm.

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Candelilla Wax
Tamanu Oil
Cranberry Seed Oil
Castor Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Shea Oil
Green Tea Butter
Soy Butter
Cupuaçu Butter
Vitamin E Acetate
Flavor of choice ( I used Honey Flavor Oil)
Equipment
Microwave safe container for weighing ingredients
Scale
Transfer Pipettes
Spoons
Containers for the finished products (I’m using the I’m using the 5 mL Baby Lip Balm Jars.)

Recipe:

Recipe in ounces for 50 tubes
1.53 ounces Candelilla Wax
0.51 ounces Tamanu Oil
0.51 ounces Cranberry Seed Oil
1.53 ounces Castor Oil
1.02 ounces Rice Bran Oil
1.02 ounces Shea Oil
1.53 ounces Green Tea Butter
1.02 ounces Soy Butter
1.53 ounces Cupuaçu Butter
0.1 ounces Vitamin E Acetate
0.2 ounces Honey Flavor
Recipe in grams for 50 tubes
43.5 grams Candelilla Wax
14.5 grams Tamanu Oil
14.5 grams Cranberry Seed Oil
43.5 grams Castor Oil
29 grams Rice Bran Oil
29 grams Shea Oil
43.5 grams Green Tea Butter
29 grams Soy Butter
43.5 grams Cupuaçu Butter
2.9 grams Vitamin E Acetate
5.8 grams Honey Flavor
Recipe in Percentages
15% Candelilla Wax
5% Tamanu Oil
5% Cranberry Seed Oil
15% Castor Oil
10% Rice Bran Oil
10% Shea Oil
15% Green Tea Butter
10% Soy Butter
15% Cupuaçu Butter

To be added after:

1% Vitamin E Acetate
2% Honey Flavor

Recipe in grams for twenty 5 mL jars
15 grams Candelilla Wax
5 grams Tamanu Oil
5 grams Cranberry Seed Oil
15 grams Castor Oil
10 grams Rice Bran Oil
10 grams Shea Oil
15 grams Green Tea Butter
10 grams Soy Butter
15 grams Cupuaçu Butter
1 grams Vitamin E Acetate
2 grams Honey Flavor

Weigh all ingredients except the Vitamin E Acetate and Honey Flavor into your microwave safe container. Microwave in short bursts until all ingredients are melted. The Candelilla Wax will take the most time to melt, but if you stir the lip balm after the other oils have been heated, it will melt quickly. Once the mixture is melted, add the Vitamin E Acetate and Honey Flavor. Stir until all of the flavor has been incorporated. Fill tubes or jars. Cool. Label.

Notes:
This lip balm has a strong nutty flavor due to the Tamanu Oil, Cranberry Seed Oil, and Cupuaçu Butter used in making the lip balm, but the taste was surprisingly nice once the Honey Flavor was added. This lip balm is semi-glossy without leaving a heavy gloss on the lips. I think this is a long-term moisture locking lip balm that is perfect for maintaining soft lips.

If you would rather use another flavor, I would recommend something that would pair well with the nutty flavor of the lip balm.

This recipe was a surprise to me, but I think I’ve found my new favorite autumn lip balm. I think you will enjoy it too!

A completely cooled lip balm.

Beginning to weigh the ingredients.

Almost all of the ingredients have been weighed.

All of the ingredients ready to be melted.

Completely melted lip balm.

Cooling lip balm after filling the jars.

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One Comment

  • dbuhler says:

    Oooh those balms look awesome! I LOVE honey and it gets pretty cold and super here in the fall and winter so this would be a great balm for me to try…thanks for sharing the recipe! By the way, I love the way you described each oil and why you included it in this recipe. I am pretty new to bath and body crafting and am still trying to learn about oils and their positive properties. These explanations were very helpful! Thanks!

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